'Embarrassing' Tottenham lambasted by pundit after 'shocking' reveal
Alan Hutton has slammed Nuno Espirito Santo for the “shocking” performances from Tottenham prior to his sacking.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs defender admitted the Lilywhites’ attacking stats were “embarrassing” under the Portuguese boss.
As reported by the Sun, Tottenham have gone over two hours without a shot on target after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Spurs’ last shot on target was a Harry Kane effort in the 1-0 defeat to West Ham.
As detailed by WhoScored, Spurs and last-placed Norwich City average the fewest shots per game in the Premier League (10.3).
Hutton slammed the lack of “progression” under Nuno.
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He insisted the lack of attacking output meant it was “inevitable” he would be dismissed.
Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Yes, he’s only been given 10 games in the league and 17 in total but we’ve not seen any progression.
“To this day, we don’t know how they were trying to play. Were they a counter-attacking team? Were they a possession-based team?
“I mean, they hadn’t had a shot on target in over two hours. From a team with players like that, top internationals, that’s embarrassing.
“I think with the crowd’s reaction, the singing, the chanting of you don’t know what you’re doing, it was inevitable that this was going to happen.
“Tottenham were shocking, let’s not dress it up. They were terrible. What really annoyed me and probably most of the fans was Tottenham were at home.
“United have just had a drubbing off Liverpool at home, go after them. Get in their faces and make it hard for them. There was absolutely nothing.
“I mean, that’s why ultimately I think Daniel Levy pulled the trigger and got rid of him.”
Spurs have since appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager.